Chicago, we have a delicious announcement to share with you.
Come 2019, Time Out Group is launching an expansive new food and cultural experience in the West Loop. Time Out Market Chicago will put down roots at 916 W Fulton Market and host the city’s top restaurants, bars and culture under one roof. We like to think of the 50,000-square-foot food hall as a living, breathing version of our Time Out magazine and website—a place where we can highlight the very best of the city. And we’re not skimping on anything; our editors will curate the vendor lineup to ensure a truly authentic Chicago experience.
If you’re wondering what Time Out Market is all about, you needn’t look far. Chicago’s outpost is an iteration of the wildly successful global business. Time Out Market Lisbon opened its doors in 2014 and has quickly become the city’s top tourist destination, feeding some 3.1 million visitors in 2016. The electric space hosts a whopping 26 eateries and eight bars and cafés. Earlier this year, the first U.S. markets were announced in Miami (set to open in 2018) and Boston (2019). Chicago is the company’s first footprint in the Midwest and we couldn’t be more excited about it.
Check out the concept our editors are currently curating for you:
Let’s get into the fun stuff. Here’s what we know about Time Out Market Chicago so far: The three-story space will feature 16 chef-driven counters, three bars, a demonstration kitchen, a retail area, plenty of outdoor dining space (including a beautiful rooftop) and so much more. In total, the building will offer nearly 600 seats for hungry visitors. We weren’t exaggerating when we said this was going to be a massive endeavor.
So how will Time Out Market set itself apart from Chicago’s crowded culinary scene? Check out what’s happening inside Time Out Market Lisbon to get a feel for what’s in store for our city.
In the meantime, follow along here—we’ll keep you posted on exciting new developments as they happen. And now, if you’ll please excuse us, we have a bottle of bubbly waiting with our names on it. We’ll meet you at Time Out Market Chicago in 2019.